World Cup, India vs Sri Lanka: Shreyas Iyer put on 'short' notice

Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, and Ishan Kishan were the first three to take strike at the Team India optional nets ahead of their World Cup encounter against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday

Shreyas Iyer was batting in the throwdown net, some distance away, towards the Vijay Merchant Stand

 Other members who attended Tuesday's training session were Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, and KL Rahul

 Some of them even batted and bowled in a game of mock cricket with the kids for UNICEF

All three - Iyer, Surya, and Kishan - know they are battling for one spot once allrounder Hardik Pandya gets fit again

 Of the three, only Iyer has featured in all six games of India's so far unbeaten campaign with modest returns

Kishan's left-handedness in a right-hand dominated top six could also work in his favour

The Indian team is scheduled to play against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on November 2nd

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